Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tot School- Messy Play and More

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Tot School
Avery is 31 months old and Parker is 8.5 months old


This week we did a garlic press and sponge work that Avery loved.  She asked for it several times this week and wanted to show daddy her work when he got home that day.

We also did a work with magnets.  She put the magnetic marbles and disks into the tray then used the magnet wand to get them out.  The holes were small enough that it was really hard for her to get the marbles and disks out with her fingers so the magnet wand made it much easier (exactly what I was hoping for).  I wish I had enough magnetic marbles to use only them instead of the magnetic disks too, but oh well, it still worked great and she loved it.

I finally got to show her our new sensory tub this week.  I made it last week but it had been raining so much that we hadn't gotten to go out and play with it yet.  It is a garden themed sensory tub.  Here's the post I did on it in case you want to check it out.  She loved it!

We also did a construction paper cutting work that was a little difficult for her at first but ended up being her favorite.  She has spent so much time on this one and is improving so much.  

This is usually a fall work but I was getting some cinnamon in the bulk section at the grocery store last weekend and caught a whiff of the cloves, I just couldn't resist.  I cut some slits in the rind of the orange and then she stuck the cloves into the slits.  This was probably her least favorite, it didn't really hold her attention for too long but it smelled wonderful.

My favorite thing we did this week was start our adventures in messy play.  Avery made her own Oobleck and it was a whole body experience!  Check out this post to see what we did.

Also played with a kiddie pool of shaving cream! See what we did here.

With Parker, we started out playing with some old spice jars that I put different object in: pony bead, flattened marbles, small pinecones, water bottle lids, and beans.  We then added a couple card board boxes and a sheet of packing material.  The picture in the bottom right hand corner shows what happened every time I picked up the camera.  The second I started taking a picture she would drop what she was doing and make a bee line for me. 

I couldn't figure out what she wanted but eventually I realized it was the strap of my camera she was after.  I unhooked it from my camera and let her play with it, she loved it!  After she investigated it for awhile, she was then happy to go back to exploring the other items.  

We also turned her high chair into a baby water table.  She had such a great time splashing and playing with the water!  

Still loving the ball treasure basket!

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  1. Such fun work! And what cuties you have.

    Popping in from Tot School

    1. Thanks, Stefanie! We definitely had a fun week!